Oct 05

Snakes and Earrings (2008) aka Hebi ni Piasu

Lui is nineteen years old, beautiful, bored and unmotivated. When she meets Ama in a bar, she finds herself mesmerized by his forked tongue and moves in with him and has her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Amas friend Shiba to design an exquisite tattoo for her back. But what Shiba demands as payment for the tattoo leads Lui into a brutal and explicit love triangle like no other. Then, after a violent encounter on the backstreets of Tokyo, Ama vanishes and Lui must face up to the reality of her life.

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Oct 04

The Story of Sin (1975) aka Dzieje grzechu

The teenage girl is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man moves in and they fall in love. He is trying to get a divorce but is denied by local church people. They live together after he is wounded in a duel, and then he takes off for Rome to get a divorce. She has a child and drowns it. She hears that he has been imprisoned in Rome so she goes there only to find out that he has been released. In her wanderings through France and Germany she finds out that her lover has married a rich woman and has went back to Poland. She gets involved with two con men who use her to trap the nobleman. She kills him when they are making love then she runs off and sinks into prostitution back in the old country. She is helped by an utopian rich man but the con men reappear, trying to use her as a lead to her old lover. She tries to warn him and is killed.

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Oct 03

The Cases (2012)

Edmond Poon, a Hong Kong renowned DJ who hosts psychic programs, supported by the metapsychology masters and warlocks from Southeast Asia who acts as advisors, leads a psychic exploring team to scout for little-known mysterious and supernatural cases or strange customs including Soul-grabbing Witchcraft, Menstruation Witchcraft (Indonesia), Headless Horseman in Prince Hotel, Suicide Curse in Aokigahara Forest (Japan), and MTR Dead Omen, Lone Ghost in Regal Hotel and Secret Organisation Shadow Team (Hong Kong), just to name a few. Many precious clips are uncovered for the first time providing gruesome viewing experience.

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Oct 02

Like a Rolling Stone (1994) aka Bô no kanashimi

Tanaka is a yakuza who collects ‘protection money’ from establishments. He has just been released from jail, where he had spent eight years, and finds out that his boss wants to get rid of him. Tanaka is not an archetypal yakuza; he travels by public transport. But he does have two mistresses: Ayumi, who runs a nightclub, and Yoshie, a brothel-keeper. When Tanaka’s boss ends up in hospital, second man Kurauchi exerts increasing pressure on Tanaka. Tanaka deliberately has himself wounded by a fighter to dodge several of Kurauchi’s demands.

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